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Which MIckey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is best?

Which Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party date should I choose?

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has grown tremendously in popularity over the last couple of years.  In previous years Halloween night would sell out in advance and perhaps one or two other dates.

In 2013 eight different hard ticket Halloween Parties sold out at the Magic Kingdom.  Most were on Thursdays and Fridays in October and only one date in late September sold out.  Here’s chart of sell outs from 2013.  I’ll begin tracking them again this year for the 2014 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Continue reading

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Which characters have already been confirmed to appear at Villains Unleashed?

Updated 7/28/14

I will update this list as more characters are confirmed for the event.  There are a number of other characters that will appear, but Disney hasn’t confirmed them yet.  Some that seem really likely would include Evil Queen, Gov. Ratcliffe, Lotso, Brer Bear, Brer Fox, Prince John, Gamorrean Guard and Tusken Raiders.

Some that could be seen as probable would include the Horace and Jasper, and Stomboli

Some that are unknown at this time include:  Imperial Guard, Cheshire Cat, Yzma & Kronk, Snow White’s Old Hag, Hyenas.

NOTE:  Cheshire Cat, Yzma & Kronk will NOT appear!

Hades Hangout
Sorcerer’s Hat Dance Party
Hades – will not meet
Megara – will not meet
Pain – will not meet
Panic – will not meet
Queen of Hearts
Sheriff of Nottingham
Big Bad Wolf
Captain Hook
*J. Worthington Foulfellow
*Gideon
*Mr. Smee
Villains Dominion
Streets of America
Cruella De Vil
Jafar
Dr. Facilier
Gaston
Shan Yu
Bowler Hat Guy
Captain Gantu
Dr. Hamsterviel
Frollo
Lady Tremaine
Anastasia
Drizella
Star Wars Characters
Star Tours Area
Boba Fett
Darth Maul
Darth Vader
Zam Wessell
Aurra Sing
Asajj Ventress
Jango Fett
Greedo
Jawas
*Emperor Palpatine
Stormtrooper
Villainous Encounters
Hector Barbossa
Captain Jack Show
Maleficent – movie form
Animation Courtyard
Oogie Boogie Show
Oogie Boogie – will not meet

 

What villains would YOU like to see at this event?

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Marketplace Kiosk Menus

2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Marketplace kiosks Menus:

Dates:  September 19 to November 10 2014.

What items look interesting to you this year?

Africa

  • Beef tenderloin tips berbere style with okra, jalapeños, tomato and pap
  • South African bobotie with turkey and mushrooms (gluten free)
  • MAN Vintners Chenin Blanc
  • Fairview Pinotage
  • The Wolftrap Red: Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier

Australia

  • Garlic shrimp with roasted tomatoes, lemon myrtle and rapini (gluten free)
  • Grilled lamb chop with mint pesto and potato crunchies (gluten free)
  • Pavlova: Crispy meringue shell with fresh berries and vanilla custard
  • Coopers Brewery, Original Pale Ale
  • Chateau Tanuda Grand Barossa Dry Riesling
  • St. Kilda Chardonnay
  • Nine Stones Shiraz

Belgium

  • Potato and leek waffle with beer-braised beef
  • Belgium waffle with warm chocolate ganache and whipped cream
  • Belgium waffle with berry compote and whipped cream
  • Hoegaarden
  • Stella Artois
  • Leffe Blonde
  • Stella Artois Cidre
  • Chilled coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Beer flight (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Leffe Blonde and Stella Artois Cidre

Brazil

  • Mocequa de pescado: Regal Springs premium tilapia with coconut lime sauce and steamed rice (gluten free)
  • Crispy pork belly with black beans, tomato and cilantro (gluten free)
  • Pao de queijo: Brazilian cheese bread
  • Cocada: Brazilian coconut candy
  • Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer
  • Carnaval Moscato Sparkling White Wine
  • Tannat Reserve
  • Frozen Caipirinha

Brewer’s Collection

  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • BraufactuM Colonia
  • BraufactuM Palor
  • Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • BraufactuM Roog
  • BraufactuM Darkon
  • BraufactuM Progusta IPA
  • Beer flight 1 (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Radeberger Pilsner, BraufactuM Colonia, BraufactuM Palor and Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
  • Beer flight 2 (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Altenmünster Oktoberfest, BraufactuM Roog, BraufactuM Darkon and BraufactuM Progusta IPA

Canada

  • Canadian cheddar cheese soup
  • Seared rainbow trout with bacon, frisee and maple Minus 8 Vinaigrette (gluten free)
  • “Le Cellier” wild mushroom beef filet mignon with truffle butter sauce (gluten free)
  • Moosehead Lager
  • La Face Neige Apple Ice Wine
  • La Face Neige Sparkling
  • Mission Hill Family Estate Syrah

China

  • Beijing roasted duck in steamed bun with hoisin sauce
  • Mongolian beef in a steamed bun with chili mayo
  • Black pepper shrimp with Sichuan noodles
  • Chicken potstickers
  • TSINGTAO Beer
  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling
  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Syrah
  • Kung Fu Punch with vodka and triple sec
  • Happy Lychee with tequila and vodka
  • Mango green tea with popping bubbles

Craft Beers

  • Sierra Nevada, Kellerweis® – Chico, CA
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Punkin Ale – Milton, DE
  • Shiner Brewery, Wild Hare Pale Ale – Shiner, TX
  • Abita Brewing Company, Purple Haze – Abita Springs, LA
  • Goose Island, 312 Urban Wheat Ale – Chicago, IL
  • Florida Beer Company, Sunshine State Pils – Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Magic Hat Brewery, Dream Machine IPL – South Burlington, VT
  • Terrapin Beer Company, Rye Pale Ale – Athens, GA
  • Beer Flight 1 (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Sierra Nevada, Kellerweis; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Punkin Ale; Shiner Brewery, Wild
  • Hare Pale Ale; and Abita Brewing Company, Purple Haze
  • Beer Flight 2 (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Goose Island, 312 Urban Wheat Ale; Florida Beer Company, Sunshine State Pils; Magic Hat
  • Brewery, Dream Machine IPL; and Terrapin Beer Company, Rye Pale Ale

Desserts and Champagne

  • Dessert Trio: Passion fruit coconut creamsicle, blueberry lime cheesecake roll and chocolate espresso opera cake
  • Guylian Belgian chocolate seashell truffles
  • Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé*
  • Möet & Chandon Nectar Impérial
  • Ruinart Blanc de Blanc
  • Dom Pérignon
  • Frozen S’mores featuring Monin® Toasted Marshmallow Syrup

Farm Fresh

  • Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon hash with sweet corn, potatoes, hollandaise and pickled jalapeños (gluten free)*
  • Griddled “yard bird” with braised greens (gluten free)
  • Orlando Brewing Company, I-4 IPA – Orlando, FL
  • Ba Ba Black Lager, Uinta Brewing Company – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale, Bold City Brewery – Jacksonville, FL
  • Florida Cracker Belgian Style White Ale, Cigar City Brewery – Tampa, FL
  • Florida Orange Groves, Key Limen-Key Lime Wine
  • Chateau St. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica® Riesling
  • St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel
  • Beer Flight (4 4-ounce servings): I-4 IPA, Ba Ba Black Lager, Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale and Florida Cracker Belgian Style White Ale

France

  • Tartelette aux escargots: Escargot tart with garlic, spinach, bacon and parmesan
  • Gratin de crozet de savoie: Wheat pasta gratin with mushrooms and Gruyere cheese
  • Boeuf bourguignon: Braised short ribs in cabernet with mashed potatoes
  • Crème brûlée caramel fleur de sel: Sea salt caramel crème brûlée topped with caramelized sugar
  • Beer Kronenbourg Blanc 1664
  • Chardonnay, Macon-Villages, La Côte Blanche
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Château Bonnet
  • Sparkling Pomegranate Kir
  • La Passion Martini Slush: vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, cranberry and passion fruit juice

Germany

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta gratin with ham and cheese
  • Roast bratwurst in a pretzel roll
  • Berliner: Yeast doughnut filled with apricot jam
  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett
  • Selbach-Oster Mosel Riesling Spätlese
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Auslese
  • Kallstadter Kobnert Spaetburgunder Spätlese Dry Barrique Style

Greece

  • Vegetarian moussaka
  • Griddled Greek cheese with pistachios and honey (gluten free)
  • Chicken gyro with tzatziki Sauce
  • Spanakopita
  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero
  • Domaine Siglas Assyrtiko/Athiri
  • Alpha Estate Axia Syrah-Xinomavro
  • Tzatziki martini featuring Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka and BOLS Natural Yoghurt Liqueur

Hawai’i

  • Kalua pork slider with sweet and sour Dole® Pineapple chutney and spicy mayonnaise
  • Tuna poke with seaweed salad and lotus root chips
  • Kona Brewing Company, Big Wave Golden Ale
  • Kona Brewing Company, Castaway IPA
  • Maui Splash Sweet Pineapple Wine
  • Aulani Sunrise featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum

Hops and Barley

  • Artisan cheese plate featuring Cabot Cloth wrapped cheddar, Purple Haze chèvre goat cheese and Cave Man blue cheese
  • Baked lobster alfredo
  • Florida grass fed beef slider with pimento cheese
  • Fresh baked carrot cake with Craisins® and cream cheese icing
  • Samuel Adams® Octoberfest
  • New Belgium Brewing Company Snapshot
  • Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®
  • Leinenkugel’s Seasonal Shandy
  • La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
  • Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Cambria Estate Winery
  • Beer flight (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Samuel Adams Octoberfest, New Belgium Snapshot, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat and
  • Leinenkugel’s Seasonal Shandy

Ireland

  • Lobster and seafood fisherman’s pie
  • Kerrygold® cheese selection: Reserve cheddar, Dubliner with Irish Stout and Skellig
  • Warm chocolate pudding with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur Custard (gluten free)
  • Guinness® DraughtBunratty Meade Honey Wine
  • Chilled Irish Coffee featuring Bunratty Potcheen
  • Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur

Italy

  • Ravioli alla caprese: Cheese ravioli, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and basil
  • Filetto di pollo, con funghi al marsala: Chicken tenderloin, cremini mushrooms, marsala sauce and ciabatta bread
  • Cannoli al cioccolato: Chocolate-covered cannoli filled with sweet ricotta, chocolate and candied fruit
  • Moretti Lager Beer
  • Moretti La Rossa Beer
  • Procecco, Bosco del Merlo
  • Pinot Grigio, Placido
  • Chianti Classico, Placido
  • Frozen Primavera with limoncello and tequila

Japan

  • Spicy hand roll: Tuna and salmon with Kazan Volcano sauce
  • Teriyaki gyoza bun: Steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables and sweet teriyaki sauce
  • Chirashizushi: Salmon, shrimp, crab and egg served over seaweed salad and ginger rice
  • Kirin Draft Beer
  • Sake: Kikusui Ginjo
  • Sake Sunrise
  • Sparkling Peach Sake Gell

Mexico

  • Shrimp taco: Fried shrimp, pickled habanero pepper and onions on a flour tortilla
  • Rib eye taco: Marinated rib eye, roasted chipotle salsa and grilled scallions on a corn tortilla (gluten free)
  • Sweet corn cheese cake
  • Dos Equis Beer
  • Sangria
  • Tequila Flight
  • Mango-strawberry margarita

Morocco

  • Kefta pocket: Ground seasoned beef in a pita pocket
  • Spicy shrimp roll with cilantro and mint sauce
  • Baklava
  • Casa Beer
  • Guerouane White*Sangria
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling wine and orange juice topped with orange liquer

New Zealand

  • Steamed green lip mussels with garlic butter and toasted bread crumbs
  • Venison sausage with pickled mushrooms, baby arugula and black currant reduction (gluten free)
  • Lamb meatball with spicy tomato chutney
  • Kim Crawford Pinot Gris
  • Mohua Sauvignon Blanc
  • Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay
  • Kim Crawford Pinot Noir

Patagonia

  • Beef empanada
  • Grilled beef skewer with chimichurri sauce and boniato purée (gluten free)
  • Roasted Verlasso salmon with quinoa salad and arugula chimichurri (gluten free)
  • Pascual Toso Sparkling Brut
  • Terrazas Reserva Malbec
  • Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier
  • Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir Rosé

Poland

  • Kielbasa and potato pierogi with caramelized onions and sour cream
  • Sauerkraut pierogi with pork goulash
  • Okocim Brewery, Okocim O.K. Beer
  • Blaufraenkische Donausonne, Hungarian Wine
  • Frozen Szarlotka (apple pie) featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka

Puerto Rico

  • Ensalada de carrucho: Caribbean conch salad with onion, tomato and cilantro (gluten free)
  • Carne guisada con arroz blanco: Slow-braised beef with Puerto Rican-grown rice (gluten free)
  • Friturias: Sorullitos (sweet polenta fries) and bolitas de queso (cheese fritter with mayo ketchup)
  • FlanCocho: Vanilla caramel custard with chocolate coffee cake
  • Gasolina Sangriiia
  • Medalla Light Beer
  • Frozen San Juan Breeze
  • Frozen San Juan Breeze with Don Q Limón Floater
  • Chilled Club Caribe Mango Rum (neat)

Scotland

  • Vegetarian haggis with neeps and tatties: Griddled vegetable cake with rutabaga and mashed potatoes
  • Fresh potato pancake with smoked Scottish salmon and herb sour cream (gluten free)
  • Seared sea scallop with spinach-cheddar gratin and crispy bacon (gluten free)
  • Crannachan: A traditional Scottish dessert trifle
  • Innis & Gunn® Original
  • Loch Lomond featuring Glenfiddich® 12 year
  • Glenfiddich Scotch Selection (12, 15 and 18 year)

Singapore

  • Lemongrass chicken curry with coconut and jasmine rice (gluten free)
  • Seared mahi mahi with jasmine rice and “Singa” sauce
  • Tiger Beer
  • Marqués de Caceres Satinela
  • Singapore Sling featuring Hendrick’s Gin and Cherry Herring

South Korea

  • Kimchi dog with spicy mustard sauce
  • Roasted pork lettuce wrap with kimchi slaw
  • Bokbunjajoo: Bohae black raspberry wine
  • iCing Grapefruit Sparkling Rice Brew
  • Soju Fruit Slushy featuring Jinro Chamisul Soju

Terra

  • Blackened Chick’n Breast, farro wheat and spicy gumbo sauce featuring Gardein™ Chick’n Breast
  • CraB’less CraB Cake with pepper slaw and Cajun remoulade featuring Gardein™
  • Chocolate-blood orange cupcake with tofu icing
  • Red Bridge Ale
  • The Vegan Vine Chardonnay
  • Paperboy Red
  • Fresh Watermelon Juice
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Worldwide Wednesdays: Roger Rabbit at Disneyland Paris

Roger Rabbit character meet and greet at Disneyland Paris
In the early days of Euro Disney Roger Rabbit was featured in the Parade and also did meet’n’greets with guests, but after that wasn’t seen for years. On Thursday April 10th 2014 guests who would visit the Walt Disney Studios Park had the chance of meeting this super rare character as he did his first public appearance after all those years. The chances of meeting this character at Disneyland Paris are really slim.
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Captain Gantu and Dr. Hamsterviel to make their first Walt Disney World appearance at Villains Unleashed event

Photo credit:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/peterpanfan1953/5895589039/

From the Disney Parks Blog:

We’re just one month out from August 23, the night a record number of Disney villains – more than 50 in all – will invade Disney’s Hollywood Studios as part of the park’s new, separately ticketed event, “Villains Unleashed.” While some of the surprises being planned for this one-night-only party remain hidden under a cloak of mystery, other tantalizing details are beginning to emerge, and it’s shaping up to be one fiendishly fun evening!

  • Hades Hangout - The party kicks off at 8 p.m. at the main event stage, where hosts Hades, Megara, Pain and Panic are killing ‘em with comedy. They’re joined throughout the night by the Underworld Dancers, DJ Igg Nite, live music from Bernie Briquette and Brimstone, and a rogues gallery of roaming rottens, from the Queen of Hearts and Sheriff of Nottingham to the Big Bad Wolf and Captain Hook.
  • Villains Dominion – For this one special night, the Streets of America area of the park will be swarming with baddies. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to meet favorites like Cruella De Vil, Jafar, Dr. Facilier and Gaston, along with more rarely seen baddies such as Shan Yu from “Mulan,” Bowler Hat Guy from “Meet the Robinsons,” or Captain Gantu and Dr. Hämsterviel from “Lilo & Stitch: The Series.” In addition to these dedicated villain encounters, you may spot even more wandering evildoers in the area. Look for Judge Claude Frollo, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, Drizella, and more!
  • The Dark Side – During “Villains Unleashed,” the area around Star Tours – The Adventures Continuebecomes a wretched hive of scum and villainy, the place to find nefarious bounty hunter Boba Fett, Sith apprentice Darth Maul, and the ultimate villain – Darth Vader! And that’s not all! Wandering the area, you’ll stumble upon more malcontents from that galaxy far, far away: Zam Wessel, Aurra Sing, Asajj Ventress, Jango Fett, Greedo, Jawas, and others.
  • Villainous Encounters – Visit Stage 4 (where The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow attraction is seen during the day), and you can “Parlay” with the one and only Hector Barbossa. And just around the corner in the Animation Courtyard is where you’ll discover a bit of the Moors, where you can have an audience with the mistress of all evil, Maleficent!
  • Oogie Boogie’s Freaky Funhouse Show – Over on Sunset Boulevard, Theater of the Stars presents a production of extreme performances, hosted by the original master of scare-monies, Oogie Boogie. It’s an all-new show that’s sure to thrill!
  • Fantasmic! – Strolling up Sunset Boulevard, a gang of villainous henchmen, known as the Night Crawlers, tempt you to join them for a special pre-show to the evening’s performance of Fantasmic!, itself a celebration of the power and intrigue of some of the greatest Disney villains.
  • “Villainy in the Sky” Fireworks – Ultimately, Hades summons Maleficent to the main event stage to close things out with a devilishly dazzling display of pyrotechnics!

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And there’s more! You can get a Villains ExScream Makeover with complimentary face painting at stations around Echo Lake, join in on one of the dance parties taking place in the park, and enjoy a wicked cabaret atmosphere – not to mention some delectable, small-plate menu items – at Club Evil in the Hollywood Brown Derby.

For fans of Disney’s darker characters, “Villains Unleashed” promises to be a nightmare come true! It’s all happening one night only, August 23, 2014, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You won’t want to miss it, so get yourtickets now, before they all disappear!

Which Disney World characters offer Fastpass+?

Which Disney World character meet and greets offer Fastpass+?

I’m often asked this question via email and Facebook, so I thought I’d create a simple post that explains which character meets offer Fastpass and which ones would have priority.  I’ll update this post if things change in the future.

Animal Kingdom

  • Meet Mickey and Minnie at the Adventurers Outpost.  The MyDisneyExperience app actually refers to this meet as “Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost.”  The photo shows Mickey and Minnie, but it doesn’t specify the characters.  This is the ONLY location that offers Mickey and Minnie in the same photo in the same location.  Use this as a 3rd or 4th Fastpass option.

Epcot

  • Meet Mickey, Minnie and Goofy at the Epcot Character spot.  The MyDisneyExperience app calls this meet “Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot.”  Again it doesn’t specify the characters that you’ll meet.  Mickey, Minnie and Goofy are each in the same room, but in separate photos.  They actually increased the wait times at this location by moving it from Tier One to Tier Two.  Use it as a 3rd or 4th Fastpass.

Hollywood Studios

  • NONE – it could sure use Fastpass+ for some of it’s meets like Buzz and Woody, Sorcerer Mickey and Mike and Sulley.  Minnie was supposed to become Fastpass+ exclusive, but that was killed quickly, although it could return at some point.

Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom offers the most Fastpass+ enabled meet and greets.  There are 5 different formal meet and greets and Enchanted Tales with Belle offers a brief photo opportunity at the end of the show.

  • Meet Anna and Elsa at Princess Fairytale Hall.  This is the King, um Queen, of all Fastpasses.  It is booked solid up to 60 days in advance by guests staying at resorts.  Parents awaken at midnight Eastern 60 days out to secure coveted spots for their children.  Make this your number one Fastpass priority and use my tips for acquiring hard to get Fastpasses, if you find this is hard to find.
  • Meet Ariel at Her Grotto in New Fantasyland.  Ariel meets next to her ride in Fantasyland.  She can easily have lines of 30 minutes or more, so FP+ can ease that pain a bit.  The waits are in the shade and air conditioned.  I would book this as a 4th or later FP+
  • Meet Cinderella and Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall.  This is a very popular meet and greet and can pull lines of an hour or more on the busiest days.  If you are visiting the Magic Kingdom twice on your vacation, you might consider making this one of your top 3 on of these days.
  • Meet  Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater.  Mickey is popular, but not as difficult to get Fastpasses for as the Princesses.  He can usually be met with a 4th or 5th FP with little effort.  He could also be met at park opening, during a parade or late at night.  He usually uses magic and speaks to you at this meet, but it isn’t guaranteed.
  • Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater.  When Tinker Bell met with the other Pixies in Adventureland, there was always a long line, but since she moved to Town Square Theater, there is rarely a long line.  The attraction was meeting other fairies in addition to Tink.  Use a 5th or later FP+ for this meet, go at park opening, during a parade or late at night for no wait.
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle.  In the normal sense of the term, this isn’t a traditional meet and greet.  It is an interactive show that offers a very fast photo opportunity at the end of the experience.  A Photopass person will take the photo, but you can also snap it with your own camera (no flash).  Use a 4th or later FP+ for this experience.
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Maneuvering Hollywood Studios Extra Magic Hour day with Frozen Summer of Fun activities

I set out on a Saturday to learn what Hollywood Studios would be like on an Extra Magic Hour day.  I rarely recommend that people attend parks on Extra Magic Hour days because the lines are longer than other days, the restaurants are busier and it just feels more busy.

Hollywood Studios started something new just for the Frozen Summer of Fun Live celebration.  In the recent past the parks have moved to eliminating “Welcome shows.”  Studios used to offer a simple one at the corner of Hollywood and Sunset, but dropped it in favor of opening around 15 mintues early and letting the crowd ease into the park.

Now the majority of people are crowded into the Hat stage area for the short park opening show with a cast member and Olaf.  Here’s a video that I took yesterday:

After the rope drop, the majority of guests are heading straight to Toy Story Midway Mania.  At this point I recommend that you get Fastpass+ for this attraction or be among the very first guest in line.  Arrive at least 45 minutes early for any park opening to reduce waits for several attractions.  Here’s the crowd in front of me already, because I don’t run.

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Where can I purchase MagicBands in Walt Disney World

Where can I purchase a MagicBand at Walt Disney World?

Guests staying at a Disney World Resort and Annual Passholders are provided with MagicBands free of charge.  MagicBands are helpful, but not necessary for offsite guests.  They will help you by not having to pull out your ticket at each ride or Fastpass+ Kiosk.

Things guests staying at a Disney resort can use the MagicBand to:

  • Unlock their hotel room door
  • Enter theme parks and water parks
  • Check in at Fastpass+ entrances
  • Schedule additional Fastpasses at in-park kiosks
  • Charge food and merchandise purchase to your hotel room acount
  • Use it for your Disney Dining plan credits.

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Walt Dinsey World Fastpass+ Attractions Guide and Priority

Walt Disney World Fastpass+ Attractions List sorted by priority

Animal Kingdom

  • Kali River Rapids
  • Meet Mickey and Minnie at Adventurers Outpost
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Dinosaur
  • Primeval Whirl
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug

Epcot

Tier One (Choose only one)

  • Soarin’
  • Test Track
  • IllumiNations:  Reflections of Earth
  • Living with the Land

Tier Two (Choose only two)

  • Mission:  Space
  • Meet Mickey, Minnie and Goofy at the Epcot Character Spot
  • Maelstrom
  • Spaceship Earth
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • Captain EO

Hollywood Studios

Tier One (Choose only one)

  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Fantasmic!
  • Rock n Roller Coaster
  • The Great Movie Ride
  • Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage

Tier Two (Choose only two)

  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Disney Junior – Live on Stage!
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • The American Idol Experience

Magic Kingdom

(Choose any three)

  • Meet Anna and Elsa at Princess Fairytale Hall (Book 60 days in advance for onsite guests!)
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Book 60 days in advance for onsite guests!)
  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade (Book 30 days in advance or more)
  • Main Street Electrical Parade
  • Wishes Fireworks
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Meet Cinderella and Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Meet Ariel at Her Grotto
  • Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • The Barnstormer
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • it’s a small world
  • Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s Philharmagic

 

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